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This picture is a Bradford White water heater popsicle I pulled from a frozen house. Tenants moved out and turned off the power and gas. Water heater, toilet, shower valve, supply lines and about 12 spots on the copper pipe froze. The tank is sill in my driveway, It's too heavy to move cause it's still full of ice. I put up some other pics.
Oops sorry BW this was a State water heater. But this would have happened to any water heater. The toilet upstairs cracked on the side of the trap way. The shower valve cartridge also cracked/froze, broke right out of the valve.
Last year I was doing 2-3 frozen lines a day for about a month and a half. This year with all the F$#^*#g snow and warmer temps, I've had three.
1 frozen water line. Buy the time I got there I just turned the well on and it had thawed itself out.
2 frozen sewer lines both due to failing systems.
I was really counting on the freeze season this year but it never came. It was a huge help last year as a start up, but this year it never came. One thing I have learned is, Never count on future work.
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